-heid

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See also: heid and Heid

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch -heid, from Middle Dutch -heit, from Old Dutch -heid, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-heid (plural -hede)

  1. -ness, -ity, -hood; forms nouns from adjectives, denoting the abstract quality of the adjective.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch -heit, from Old Dutch -heid, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz. Cognate with German -heit, English -hood.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-heid f (plural -heden)

  1. -ness, -ity; forms nouns from adjectives, denoting the abstract quality of the adjective.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: -heid

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English -hād. Cognate with Dutch -heid, German -heit, English -hood

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-heid (plural -heids)

  1. A substantive suffix denoting a condition or state of being.
    bairn - bairnheid
  2. A substantive suffix denoting a group sharing a specified condition or state.
    brither - britherheid